AC condenser front removing and installing

— Following manufacturer's instructions, connect an approved refrigerant recovery/recycling/recharging unit to A/C system and remove refrigerant.

Do not discharge/charge the A/C system without proper equipment and training. Damage to the vehicle and personal injury may result. Read warnings and cautions given earlier.

• Always replace O-rings when reconnecting refrigerant lines.

♦ When installing a new condenser always replace the receiver/drier unit.

> Remove front condenser protective bar and pan mounting bolts (A and B). (Left side shown. Right is similar.)

— Disconnect refrigerant lines (C) from left side of condenser.

Plug lines and fittings immediately.

— Remove A/C condenser and protective pan.

— Installation is reverse of removal.

• Be sure there is sufficient oil in condenser. See table below.

• Before recharging, evacuate system for at least 30 minutes.

• Recharge system following equipment manufacturer's instructions.

Tightening Torque

• Refrigerant lines to front condenser 5/8 in. fitting 14 - 20 Nm (10 -14 ft-Ib)

A/C System Capacities


Oil capacity

Refrigerant (R-12): Total system capacity

1350 gr. (47 oz.)

A/C lubricating oil: Compressor Evaporator Condensers Receiver/dryer

50 gr. (2.0 oz) 40 gr. (1.6 oz.) 20 gr. (0.8 oz.) 10 gr. (0.4 oz.)

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